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Bible In Literature, Art, Film And Music

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Six essays deal with the biblical Book of Job, its existential dimension, and its interpretation in art, music, and psychology. W. Dietrich provides an exegetical introduction, with brief reference to the reception of Job in modern literature; M. Dömer presents C.G. Jung's reading of Job. R. Funk offers reflections on Job in contemporary society marked by ego-orientation; F. Mennekes discusses Job as represented in modern works of art. H. Herwig speculates about the figure of Faust as the specifically modern equivalent of Job. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Susanna story was generally interpreted as highly erotic story, especially by painters: Susanna appears as a weak person who is vulnerable and accessible to the erotic assaults of men.

Keywords: art; Bible; film; literature; music

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